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National Sea Life Centre

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Address: 3 Brindley Place | The Waters Edge, Birmingham B1 2HL, England
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+44 871 423 2110
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10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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Dive and be wowed by the many strange, beautiful and fascinating creatures...

Dive and be wowed by the many strange, beautiful and fascinating creatures of the deep as you journey through the amazing underwater world of The National SEA LIFE Centre Brimingham. Prepare for astonishing close views of everything from humble starfish to tropical sharks. To get any closer you'll have to get wet!

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Informative but expenosve

Informative visit but quite expensive and not as big as I thought it would be. Good for children though

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
jessieg2406
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Informative visit but quite expensive and not as big as I thought it would be. Good for children though

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Thank jessieg2406
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As a lover of sea life and animals I did enjoy the experience but Would not recommend going in the school holidays as it was very over packed when we went in February meaning we could barely see the tanks or get into the 4D cinema. Also wasn't a very long experience as it only lasted for abouts hour and... More 

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10 attraction reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is tiny and crowded. The price is so expensive for what you grt. You can be in and out in under an hour.

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Thank Leelandla
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've visited a few Sea Life Centres. Sadly, one represents the least value for money. It's over surprisingly quickly. I thought we must have bypassed an area but checked and no - we didn't. Glad we went as locals but won't be back to this one.

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Thank JeremyJPitt
SLC_Birmingham, Guest Relations Manager at National Sea Life Centre, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for your comments. We recommend a visit to take around 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Tickets are also valid all day so you can re-enter as many times as you like. We also recommend pre-booking online for the cheapest tickets! More 

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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's ok, wouldn't go again as it was a bit boring and a lot smaller than imagined. My 3 year old daughter enjoyed it but said she wanted to go home as she had had enough half way round.

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Thank Olivia A
SLC_Birmingham, Guest Relations Manager at National Sea Life Centre, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your feedback. Tickets are valid all day for you, so you can re-enter as many times as you like. We recommend a visit to last around 1 1/2 to 2 hours and there is lots to see and do! More 

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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I booked online which gave a small discount to the walk in price, which was a bonus. I paid a little extra for a behind the scenes tour, took about 30 minutes. Guided by the staff you got to see what they feed the animals, newly born sharks and rays and some other species that aren't in the aquarium. With... More 

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Thank Stacey M
SLC_Birmingham, Guest Relations Manager at National Sea Life Centre, responded to this review

Hello I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to us and thank you very much for your feedback! We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip! More 

Rugeley, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very interesting place and the underwater tunnel was impressive but overall the visit did not justify the cost. Do not go on a weekend if you can avoid it. When I went, it was heaving and not very easy to view all of the exhibits justifiably. There was a lot of claims that they help with various environmental projects... More 

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Thank JandLW2014
SLC_Birmingham, Guest Relations Manager at National Sea Life Centre, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for your feedback. We do recommend pre-booking online for the cheapest tickets or by using a voucher. Thanks. More 

Staines
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoy visiting Sea Life centres but this is the best one yet. Delays at the entry point tills which needs to be looked at, it can take 15 mins to process one family, but the sea life is outstanding, the underwater tunnel especially good. Great use of space inside and friendly and knowledgable staff. Great visit

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Thank Lee G
SLC_Birmingham, Guest Relations Manager at National Sea Life Centre, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for your comments I will pass these onto the relevant teams! I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. More 

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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The sea life centre although what is there is good but only good. The expense involved in taking a family for a visit is not matched by the experience gained. The sea life centre provides a morning or afternoon NOT a full day. Book in advance during the school holidays or you will spend more time waiting than looking at... More 

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Thank Richard M
SLC_Birmingham, Guest Relations Manager at National Sea Life Centre, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your feedback. We do recommend pre-booking online for the best deals where you can save up to 40% on tickets! Tickets are also valid all day so you can re-enter as many times as you like. More 

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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Was worried that this would be more for kids, but we truly enjoyed our visit. We learnt quite a bit and obviously watching the penguins swim was our favourite part. There was a section where you could pick up a star fish, but we didn't really like the smell around there so continued.

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Thank AntoKutest
SLC_Birmingham, Guest Relations Manager at National Sea Life Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. I'm pleased that you enjoyed making friends with our creatures especially the penguins! We hope to see you again soon. More 

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